Stern Show regular Jenny McCarthy stopped by this morning and luckily she is right in the middle of a major news story – her engagement to New Kids on the Block member Donnie Wahlberg! (Oh yeah, and also leaving the daytime TV show The View).
JENNY'S CHANGING VIEW
It was announced over the break that Jenny McCarthy would be leaving the View at the end of her contract along with co-host Sherri Shepherd.
Before the news broke, Jenny had announced that if Sherri was let go from the View, she would walk too. Howard had no idea they were so close, and Jenny admitted that though she only hung out with Sherri once, she's a nice person and a 'good egg'.
Jenny claimed that Sherri was negotiating for more money, while Jenny was negotiating for a vote in who would join the table.
Neither one got what they were looking for. Howard asked Jenny is she was fired and she answered 'yes and no', but the bottom line is that she will not be back for a second year on the View.
Howard pointed to Julie Chen (who hosts a competing show called The Talk) and her comments that Jenny was not the right fit for the View. Jenny admitted that the whole 'interrupting thing' made her uncomfortable and she felt like she wasn't able to really be herself because it was Barbara Walters' last year and she didn't want to do anything to rock the boat.
Jenny thinks that she'd probably still be around if she was a conservative who liked going to war with the likes of Rosie O'Donnell (who just announced she was heading back to the show) and Whoopi Goldberg. Unfortunately (or fortunately) Jenny is a liberal and she's not really interesting in yelling about politics.
Even though she's out of a gig, Jenny is sticking it out until the end of her contract. Howard suggested she show up and be classic 'dirty' Jenny - just eat Whoopi out right there onstage. Jenny joked 'I would love nothing more than to get up and squirt all over that stage'.
THE BEST WAHLBERG
Donnie and Jenny at the Birthday Bash
Jenny and Donny are getting married after only one year of dating. Jenny gushed and gushed that she's never been happier than she is with Donnie. Howard cautioned that the first year is always heaven.
Donnie and Jenny are having a small wedding and Jenny imagined that Donnie's brother Mark will probably be there. Howard had heard that Mark didn't approve of Jenny, but Jenny said she's met him and he accepted her warmly.
Last time she was on the show, Jenny had vented a little about her ex-boyfriend Jim Carrey and how he'd grown close to her son, but hadn't spoken to him since their break-up.
Well, thanks to the power of Howard (that's what we like to think anyway), things have turned around and Jim sat down with Jenny's son for a good long talk that left both parties fulfilled.
All three funny ladies will also be part of the debut episode of Jenny's brand new SiriusXM show of the same name, which premieres Wednesday night! Don't miss it!
Lynne Koplitz, Jenny McCarthy and Tammy Pescatelli